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Tribunal grants PDP’s request to tender 48 video clips against Buhari

Tribunal grants PDP’s request to tender 48 video clips against Buhari

2019-07-15 14:26:03

The presidential election petitions tribunal today granted the application of the Peoples Democratic Party to tender 48 video clips. Counsel to the petitioners, Chris Uche made the application to tender the video clips in support of the petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of February presidential election. But the respondents – Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress objected to the application. Alex Izinyon, Buhari’s lawyer, described the move as an “ambush”. Similarly, INEC counsel, Uztaz Usman, argued that the presentation of the witness and evidence was not part of what the lawyers… continue reading


Former minister of education says Buhari is no longer in charge of the country’s armed forces

Former minister of education says Buhari is no longer in charge of the country’s armed forces

2019-07-15 14:22:26

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi has again reiterated the need for South-West geopolitical zone to be united to defend itself against rampant killings. He made this known at an event in Kota Ekiti in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The traditional ruler, who said Yoruba people can no longer fold their hands and allow their people to be slaughtered, urged them to be united at this time and protect their territory. The monarch also expressed dissatisfaction about the security state of the country, describing it as a wakeup call on the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal… continue reading


Obasanjo writes Buhari yet again, expresses worry over the high level of insecurity in the country

Obasanjo writes Buhari yet again, expresses worry over the high level of insecurity in the country

2019-07-15 14:19:13

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes more than a year after the letter he wrote to the president generated so much uproar. He had criticised Buhari, asking him not to seek another term. In the new letter, Obasanjo said he is very worried over the high level of insecurity in the country. Obasanjo said going by the issues confronting the country, Nigeria may have arrived the “elastic limit of peace”. According to him, if drastic measures are not taken soon, Nigeria may be confronted with the “Rwanda-type genocide. Obasanjo added that… continue reading


NNPC Denies Fuel Price Hike

NNPC Denies Fuel Price Hike

2019-07-11 15:26:30

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has dismissed reports that it is planning to increase the price of premium motor spirit better known as petrol. In a statement, spokesman for the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu said mischief makers are behind the reports. During a visit to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the group managing director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari had said it is very difficult to make fuel available at 145 naira. After this, reports of plans to increase pump price started circulating on social media. Ughamadu however said it is improper for people to conclude that the corporation has made plans… continue reading


Buhari cancels all e-passport printing contracts abroad, recommends Tanko as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria

Buhari cancels all e-passport printing contracts abroad, recommends Tanko as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria

2019-07-11 15:17:45

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled all e-passport printing contracts abroad, saying it will now be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company. Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement in Abuja today. With the new directive from the president, all existing memoranda of understanding and contracts on printing by other institutions/ companies will not be renewed. President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria. He sent a letter on this request to the upper legislative chamber… continue reading


INEC begins plans for 2023 general elections, cautions against do or die politics

INEC begins plans for 2023 general elections, cautions against do or die politics

2019-07-11 15:11:08

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, says the Commission has commenced plans for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of the 2019 poll. Yakubu, who disclosed this on Thursday at the 2019 Post Election Review Meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Ikeja, Lagos State, said the Commission is determined to improve the electoral process. He said the commission is confident and has high hope that the Resident Electoral Commissioners, just like the other stakeholders will also rise to the occasion. The INEC chairman added that since July 8 in Lagos, the commission has… continue reading


Witness in presidential tribunal insists election results were transmitted electronically

Witness in presidential tribunal insists election results were transmitted electronically

2019-07-08 14:46:55

Peter Uzioma Obi, a witness presented by the Peoples Democratic Party and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar says he was trained to transmit results of the 2019 presidential polls. Obi said he was one of the registration area technicians appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the 2019 presidential election. He was the second witness presented by the PDP today, speaking after Buba Galadima. While responding to questions under cross-examination from INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman, he said it will be wrong to say that the results of the presidential polls were not transmitted electronically. INEC had said that… continue reading


Aare Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland cautions South West governors against adopting the Ruga settlement scheme

Aare Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland cautions South West governors against adopting the Ruga settlement scheme

2019-07-08 14:39:37

The Aare Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, says the Yoruba tribe will not forgive governors that adopt Ruga settlement, a scheme initially proposed by the federal government to tackle crisis between farmers and herdsmen. Speaking with newsmen, he likened the federal government’s plan for Ruga settlement to an “afonja scenario,” saying the scheme will only contribute to more damage to the country. The leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress said the initiative is a dangerous policy which will drive the country into more chaos. The aare ona kakanfo also condemned the federal government’s alleged proposal of 100 billion naira… continue reading


Senior Advocate of Nigeria faults Supreme Court over verdict on Osun state governorship election

Senior Advocate of Nigeria faults Supreme Court over verdict on Osun state governorship election

2019-07-08 14:36:36

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay says the supreme court ought to have addressed the validity of the Osun state governorship rerun election. Speaking with newsmen, Sagay said the apex court was right to have nullified the verdict of the tribunal, but should have made an affirmative pronouncement if INEC was right to have declared the poll inconclusive and subsequently held supplementary poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the September 2018 gubernatorial election as inconclusive and scheduled a rerun after which Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress was declared winner. But candidate of… continue reading


Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability

Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability

2019-07-08 14:33:18

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability. Buhari made the pledge at a bilateral meeting with the Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj on the margins of the AU Summit in Niamey. The president, who discussed recent developments in the North African country as well as bilateral issues between Nigeria and Libya with Al-Sarraj, noted that there are over 6000 Nigerians in Libya, who see Libya as gateway to Europe. According to him, the humanitarian crisis arising from insurgency and the drying up of Lake Chad has… continue reading


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